Throughout the year, students have been dismissed from school early for sports. I thought it was strange when I started teaching, as my high school I grew up in never dismissed kids early for sports. Here, they say that they have to do so because the school is so far away from other schools. Up until now, it has not been a big problem. Students only missed occasionally and it was just a few kids. Now, however, track has started. About half of my sixth and seventh hour kids miss class once or twice a week. It is really frustrating. What should I do about this? We are trying to study plants right now as well as review for the state assessment. We still have quite a bit to do on plants and we need to fit in animals (invertebrates in general and vertebrates in general) before the end of the school year. Should I do notes as usual on those days or should I do alternate activities? My students are NOT good at making things up. I have considered doing state assessment reviews on those days, but then half the class misses the reviews! I just don't know how to get everything covered in the time we have left with so many students missing all the time. Thanks for your help!